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LemanRuss
07-04-2009, 11:33
doesn't chaos have the option for a drop pod?
i saw the pod on the forgeworld site so i thought i'd ask.
its not in the codex.

thanks

Lord Damocles
07-04-2009, 11:36
No, Chaos don't get Drop Pods.

Forge World make the Dreadclaw which is similar.



They don't have Drop Pods to make them different to Marines.

Mozzamanx
07-04-2009, 11:36
They pop up in the background and novels, but there are no rules for them to help give Marines and Chaos Marines separate identities.

Lord Damocles
07-04-2009, 11:38
See also:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2932639&highlight=land+speeders#post2932639

for much ranting and gnashing of teeth.

LemanRuss
07-04-2009, 11:38
whats a dreadclaw then? i thought it was just a fancy name for a drop pod

Lord Damocles
07-04-2009, 11:41
Dreadclaws are inhabited by an AI (which predictably turned evil, and thus the Marine Legion's Dreadclaws were dumped into the Eye of Terror :rolleyes:). They're capeable of taking off again after landing.

LemanRuss
07-04-2009, 11:42
thanks damocles. shame bout no pods tough

jubilex
07-04-2009, 12:06
See also:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2932639&highlight=land+speeders#post2932639

for much ranting and gnashing of teeth.
Hee, hee, I didn't post in that thread, mainly due to the sheer apocalyptic levels of bile and vitriol that would have swamped warseer!
:)

CaptainSenioris
07-04-2009, 12:21
I suppose it's worth mentioning that dreadclaws are capable of ship to ship boarding, unlike Standard SM drop pods. It doesn't really affect rules etc but it's an interesting fact for you.

O&G'sRule
07-04-2009, 12:33
Dreadclaws do the same job don't they? i.e deepstrike units of marines?

Alessander
07-04-2009, 16:28
Forgeworld has it's own rules for Dreadclaws. Biggest difference between a Dreadclaw and standard marine drop pod is that the Claw can take off again (it's a flyer), while the drop pod is a one-way ride.

Vedar
07-04-2009, 18:09
Chaos should be able to use them. What kills me in the latest codex, under the picture of the Steel Brethren and I quote "Extensive use of transports and drop pods". I hope nobody tries to make a fluffy Steel Brethren army.

Vampiric16
08-04-2009, 10:37
The idea is that what chaos dont have, they make up for with daemonic alternatives. Like Obliterators and daemon weapon. Though naturally they dont compensate for all SM options, nobody's allowed to be that good. ;)

Saul T
08-04-2009, 11:57
A mate of mine has made a fluffy Steel breathren army which includes 3 drop pods.

Bigbot
08-04-2009, 13:06
Personally I just make dreadclaws out of drop pods

toymaker
08-04-2009, 14:45
Personally I just make dreadclaws out of drop pods

Exactly. Recipe is simple. Drop pod + teeth = Dreadclaw

BobTheZombie
08-04-2009, 15:28
I have never understood the rules for the Dreadclaw. I have the FW Siege of Vraks pt.2, but every time I try and get my head round them I get a headache and have to have a lie down :rolleyes:. Maybe I'm just a simpleton.

Mannimarco
08-04-2009, 15:54
its a drop pod that can droop its troops, take off, fly over to another squad and lift them up

use it to ferry troops around

Alessander
08-04-2009, 19:47
remember that prior to apocalypse, Flyer rules were very complicated. the drop pod rules added even more to it.

Imperial Armor Apocalypse has updated rules for it, it's treated as a normal flyer now using the simpler apoc flyer rules.

BobTheZombie
08-04-2009, 20:51
Thanks Alessander, makes me feel a lot less simple :)

Ranger S2H
08-04-2009, 22:36
all is fair in love and apocalypse.
you want chaos with marine droppods?
Im not stopping you, its fluff-proof

Latro_
08-04-2009, 23:33
all is fair in love and apocalypse.
you want chaos with marine droppods?
Im not stopping you, its fluff-proof

here here,

and in normal games, ditch the obilterators etc and just use the marine codex.

Ranger S2H
09-04-2009, 14:36
or ditch the pods and use codex: chaos